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Valerian – The Most Dazzling Film Since Avatar

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a visual delight held back by a needlessly convoluted plot and periodic lapses in internal logic. The sheer volume of creativity on display in this film makes me desperately want to forgive … Continue reading

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Dunkirk – Austere and Intense

Christopher Nolan is one of my favorite directors. I love the way his films are never straight-forward narratives. He writes puzzles that slowly solve themselves before your eyes, allowing you to wonder how the pieces fit together as he guides … Continue reading

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Spider-Man: Homecoming – Marvel at Their Best

There’s something to be said for the experience of a Thursday night screening. There’s the last minute scramble to get decent seats and the delicious sense of breaking the rules that comes with getting to see something before it technically … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman – Entertaining, but Forgettable

I’m starting to think that DC’s business model this entire time was just to churn out enough duds that we’d be happy when they finally made something mediocre. Now the rest of the franchise can just maintain the same baseline … Continue reading

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Raw – A Feminist Slant on Body Horror

Raw is a 2016 French-Belgian body horror film which tells a coming of age story about sexual discovery through cannibalism. Yes, you read that sentence correctly. This is a film about sex and eating people. It is blatantly weird, unabashedly gross, … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Everything You Loved About The First One

There are a lot of big budget blockbusters on the horizon this year, but I doubt any of them are as highly anticipated as Guardians Vol. 2. The first Guardians is arguably the best film in the MCU and it is the film … Continue reading

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In Defense of The Matrix Trilogy – Why Warner Bros.’ Intended Reboot is an Insult to a Masterpiece

In the wake of Warner Bros.’ recent announcement that they intend to reboot The Matrix I have been encountering a lot of the same anti Matrix sequel rhetoric that has been floating around the Internet for years. While the general reaction to the prospect … Continue reading

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